SATIS 2018 - TALKS WE HOPE YOU DIDN'T MISS!

 

Every month, SATIS will look back at the highlights of the 2018 edition. Today you can discover - or rediscover - an outstanding keynote, as well as a series of talks unlike any other in France. 

 

Image-related topics

SATIS offered an in-depth state of the art on producing premium images, with a series of talks on large sensors, HDR, UHD, drones, and 8K.

See the full series as VoD, hosted in part by Aurélie Monod-Godin.

    

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Demystifying HDR, from filming to post-production

 

HDR (High Dynamic Range) changes how we approach images, enabling a wider range of creative expression for DPs and directors. How to produce in HDR? What are the benefits of HDR in HD? How to direct and post-produce a multi-format shoot (HD/UHD) in HDR?

   

Filming in extreme conditions

 

On mountaintops, underwater, or in the skies, some films place both equipment and operators under the harshest conditions.

What technical choices are the most relevant in these cases? Should certain rules be followed in order to confidently dive (or soar!) into such fascinating and hostile environments?
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Live filming and large sensors

 

An increasing variety of cameras with large sensors are available on the market. Do they benefit live productions by offering higher image quality? In what cases can they be a constraint for operators and assistants? Is there a specific appeal to images filmed using these cameras? What do they involve in terms of post-production?

   

Early feedback on Broadcasting UHD

 

Although few 4K channels are available at the moment, UHD is developing for live events and especially sports. We will take stock of the first experiments in Europe, looking at existing workflows from filming to broadcast.

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Using drones for live filming

 

Drones are increasingly used for filming, including live events. How do they compare to helicopter cameras in terms of convenience and image quality? What technical constraints are specific to these new tools?

   

8K is now!

 

The next step after 4K UHD is 8K, and it may be coming sooner than expected. Screen manufacturers such as Samsung are releasing their first 8K screens and broadcast equipment manufacturers are starting to offer 8K cameras, just in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. We will look at this new format, its potential, and what means of production and screening exist.

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An exceptional keynote on an exceptional show!

 

 

Behind the scenes of The Bureau

 

The Bureau (Le Bureau des Légendes) is one of the few fiction series from France that enjoys international success. Its innovative take on the spy fiction genre has earned it many awards. To celebrate the beginning of season 4, SATIS received members of the show's technical, artistic, and production staff.

 

Executive producer Alex Berger, director of photography Lubomir Bakchev, and head of post-production Emmanuel Sajot were present to talk about the production process implemented for this iconic show.

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CyberSecurity

LeIn 2018, SATIS held its first conference on cybersecurity, with a series of talks on various topics related to content protection.

 

With mass piracy targeting and threatening major content owners (Facebook, Apple, Google, etc.), it was time to take stock of attractive offers and approaches in our industries. Producers, rights holders, catalog owners, content publishers, and broadcasters are confronted with increasing threats that jeopardize the very foundations of their revenue streams; we presented an overview of the offers and practices dedicated to media security. 

 

    

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Film and TV show piracy: how to respond to an evolving threat?

 

With the democratization of online video streaming and legal VoD, new forms of piracy have developed. Leveraging the power of online sharing, pirates can now deploy illegal copies faster and at a larger scale. What’s more, sources of pirated content are both more professional and more difficult to identify. What technical, legal, and human resources can effectively fight these new threats?

   

The state of fingerprinting technologies: from user-generated content to illegal live streams?

 

Fingerprinting technologies have been used for many years on user-generated video sharing platforms such as YouTube and Dailymotion, in order - among other things - to identify and remove millions of illegally uploaded videos. These technologies now enable unparalleled fast detection, including for live sports events. A look at the state of the art.

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How to respond to the threat of live program piracy?

 

A significant increase has been recorded in illegal streaming of live sports events, which reaches 10 to 20% of TV viewers and over a million online viewers each month. What solutions can identify and thwart pirated live streams? A technical overview, with testimonials from TV channel managers and solution providers.

   

What’s new in watermarking? Solutions and feedback

 

In the fight against piracy, the film and audio-visual industries are increasingly using digital watermarks, which are no longer limited to content production and post-production, but are now also applied at a wider scale, at the level of CDNs and TV receivers. These methods can be used to track piracy, including for live shows. What solutions are on the market? A look at user feedback.

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Overview of information system security solutions for audio-visual organizations.

 

In a hyper-connected production and broadcasting environment, content is increasingly vulnerable to piracy. In response, the market is now saturated with security offerings and finding the right partner can be challenging. Between analysis solutions, solutions to detect attacks on files and multimedia streams, investigation solutions, and supervision solutions, a wealth of options are available and a quick overview is needed!

   

How to respond to cyber-threats? Feedback and recommendations

 

Technical solutions protecting against cyber-attacks, for all their sophistication, cannot remove the human factor from the process of securing audio-visual organizations. Some user feedback and a few tips on how to avoid the worst case scenario!

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